Røros and around. Attractions

Our acquaintance with Norway begins in the South-Eastern part of the province of Trendelag, on the territory of the Røros municipality, where we crossed the border with Sweden.


Forests, swamps and farms of Eastern Norway

Eastern Norway

This region is characterized by severe winters, in 1914, the lowest temperature in Central Norway was recorded here -50,4 °C. In 1718, during the Northern war, local frosts caused significant damage to the Swedish army, then more than 3,000 soldiers died from the cold...(read more)


Røros, a mining town of the 17th century

Røros

The name of the city comes from the farm Røraas, which appeared here about 1530, which meant the mouth of the river Røa, which fell in this place in the river Glomma...(read more)


Bergstadens Ziir church

Røros. Bergstadens Ziir church

Church of Røros (Røros Kirke) is better known as "Bergstadens Ziir", which is often translated as "Mountain Cathedral". In fact "bergstadens ziir", in Norwegian means "Decoration of the mountains"...(read more)


Old copper smelting factory

Røros. Copper smelting factory

Old copper foundry, the main historic landmark of Røros. It is hard to believe that it was one of the largest non-ferrous metallurgy enterprises in Europe for a long time...(read more)


Museum of mining engineering

Røros. Museum of mining engineering

In 1953, the copper smelting factory was closed, and in 1975 the Museum of the history of the mining and metallurgical company Røros Copperworks was located in its premises. The exhibition tells about the process of ore mining and copper smelting...(read more)


Melting shop

Røros museum. Melting shop

The second part of the museum is a real metallurgical shop, founded in 1646...(read more)


Dam and slag dump

Røros. Dam and slag dump

Near the smelter flows the Røa river, which gave the name of the town. For two centuries the river waters remained the main source of energy for mining and metallurgical production...(read more)


Kjerkgata street

Røros, Kjerkgata street

Finally, we will walk along the main street of the town. It is called Kjerkgata, which means "the street where the church is located"...(read more)


Nilsenhjørnet park. Miner and his wife monument

Røros, Nilsenhjørnet park

Between the post office and the railway station is a neat little park Nilsenhjørnet...(read more)


Røros natural parks. Holtalen

Røros natural parks

Rerus is popular not only as a historic mining town, it is also known for its surroundings. Beautiful landscapes and untouched nature attract fans of ecological tourism...(read more)